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Q-Tip Wants to Have a “Real Serious Discussion” With Kanye West After Trump Comments

The inherent problem of having featured artists on a politically conscious album is how those guests don't necessary reflect the star's worldview. For example, Lil…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest Are Releasing One Final Album

A Tribe Called Quest's last album was 1998's The Love Movement. Tonight, Q-Tip hopped on Facebook to announce a new—and final—Tribe album, which went into production…
Jeremy Gordon / October 27, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘The Last Poets?’

This piece originally ran in the October 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End…
Joan Morgan / September 23, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Listen to Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Pharrell & More Honor Phife Dawg on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio

Q-Tip's weekly Abstract Radio show Friday night was a special tribute to his A Tribe Called Quest band mate Phife Dawg, who died Tuesday due…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

Just Blaze Plays Unreleased Tracks From Jay Z, Kanye West, Usher, More

Christmas came early this year if you're a hip-hop fan: On Friday night, New York power producer Just Blaze unleashed a bunch of previously unheard tracks…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2015

Q-Tip Plots Beck, Fiona Apple, and (Maybe) Kanye West Collabs for ‘The Last Zulu’

Q-Tip's long rumored solo album The Last Zulu may finally be getting closer to a release date. Though he's been teasing the album since 2013, a…
Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

The Chemical Brothers Drop Simmering ‘Go’ Video Featuring Q-Tip

"Go," the lead single from the Chemical Brothers' forthcoming studio LP, Born in the Echoes, may as well also be their mission statement: "We're only here to…
Harley Brown / May 4, 2015

Jack White and Q-Tip Bring the Blues to A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Excursions’ in New York

As if a sold out show at Madison Square Garden with Run the Jewels opening wasn't enough to make Jack White's Friday night tour stop…
Colin Joyce / January 31, 2015

Q-Tip Enlightens Iggy Azalea on the History of Hip-Hop

If you haven't been following the long-simmering Twitter spat between two of the year's most outspoken rappers Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks, well you honestly…
Colin Joyce / December 21, 2014

Q-Tip Teases ‘Low End Theory’ Reissue, Details Solo LP ‘The Last Zulu’

Sunday night BBC broadcast a new radio documentary, called The Story of Q-Tip, that weighed the talents and influence of A Tribe Called Quest's glassy-eyed…
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2014

Nas and Q-Tip Celebrate ‘One Love’ and ‘The World Is Yours’ on ‘Fallon’

With his Illmatic XX reissue due next week, Nas headed to The Tonight Show to celebrate the landmark album's 20th anniversary with a little help from…
Dan Reilly / April 8, 2014

Hear Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes’ Decades-Deep Mixtape ‘The Abstract & the Dragon’

Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes have snuck out a free mixtape dubbed The Abstract & the Dragon. Befitting the pair's rich respective lineages — Tip with…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2013

Kanye West Sheds Light on ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up

Kanye West only just received SPIN's Album of the Year honor for his thorny tangram puzzle of an excellent LP, and he's already leaking details…
Chris Martins / December 5, 2013

Q-Tip Unearths Kanye West’s Long Lost ‘Mama’s Boyfriend’

A great mythology surrounds Kanye West's unreleased song "Mama's Boyfriend." He first performed it a cappella at Facebook headquarters in 2010 in what was one…
Jordan Sargent / June 6, 2013
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